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What Does ‘Whore’ Mean To You?

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Taradale High School & #whoreontour

‘I loved Whore.’ – student

‘The Q&A was really helpful to learn more about the process.’ – Drama student

‘Whore was real, raw and insightful.’ – Teacher



WHORE Team: Dress Rehearsal (2) at BATS Theatre, Wellington

Photography: Tim Butler-Jones, Four Eyes Media NZ

Actors: Geraldine Creff & Lee ah yen Faatoia

Makeup Artist: Kate Hamilton

FOH/Stage Manager: Elise Hoggard




WHORE Team: Dress Rehearsal at BATS Theatre, Wellington

All photography by Tim Butler-Jones, Four Eyes Media NZ.

‘Married Woman’: Rebecca Parr, ‘Rent Boy’: Lee ah yen Faatoia, ‘Illegal Migrant’: Geraldine Creff, ‘Refugee’: Rebecca Parr

Makeup Artist: Kate Hamilton




WHORE visits Toi Whakaari (NZ Drama School)

WHORE team was invited to Toi Whakaari to speak about our play, amongst other guests including ‘Rhubarb Rouge’ (Ricky Beirao) who performs in ‘Lashings Of Whipped Cream’ at BATS Theatre also. The film ‘The Last Saint’ screened in Wellington on 25 September, written/directed by Rene Naufahu. Some of the cast: Beulah Koale & Sophia Huybens spoke about their journey for this “gritty, raw and confrontational urban crime drama” surrounding methamphetamine use and supply. Can’t wait to see it!IMG_4881.JPG




Review: ‘WHORE’ by Donna Banicevich-Gera

Guest Blogger: Donna Banicevich-Gera

‘Whore’ written and directed by Melissa Fergusson is a risky, emotional, moving production. It’s not surprising some may find it a hard collection of stories to swallow. It is. But the group of monologues, told by six characters, is neither flippant, nor forgettable.
The stories, presented by three actors, were developed by Melissa based on the experiences of sex workers from the streets of Auckland’s Karangahape Rd.
Pick any story, pick any actor – they’re all good. So gut wrenchingly good in fact, you’d be hard pressed to choose a preference. Each story has its place, and is retold with a heartfelt honesty.
Melissa’s work is unique, in your face contemporary theatre. She’s prepared to put herself on the line. The idea of her taking on the easy projects is probably never going to occur. To date her plays have all pushed the boundaries, and ‘Whore’ is no different.
Donna Banicevich Gera